A fresh take on risk and valuation

Our mission

Our aim is to support our clients incorporating changes and innovations in valuation, risk and compliance. We share the ambition to contribute to a sustainable and resilient financial system. Facing these extraordinary challenges is what drives us every day.

Our people are empowered to design and implement efficient value chains and pragmatic solutions. Acting as one team with our partners and clients, we bring a unique mix of financial and technological know-how.

At Finalyse, every client and employee is unique. This distinctive blend of expertise, team spirit and fairness has contributed to more than 35 years of successful projects and trustful relationships.

Achievement
We build up effective value chains and pragmatic solutions through a hands-on approach

Team spirit
We enjoy working in teams while designing and building tailored solutions in co-creation with our clients

Empowerment
We give our people the opportunity to grow, take responsibility and develop their expertise and leadership to fulfil their aspirations

Fairness
We treat our clients with fairness and ensure equal opportunities for all our employees

Expertise
We continuously develop our people skills so as to bring a unique mix of financial and technological expertise

Our values

Achievement
We build up effective value chains and pragmatic solutions through a hands-on approach

Team spirit
We enjoy working in teams while designing and building tailored solutions in co-creation with our clients

Empowerment
We give our people the opportunity to grow, take responsibility and develop their expertise and leadership to fulfil their aspirations

Fairness
We treat our clients with fairness and ensure equal opportunities for all our employees

Expertise
We continuously develop our people skills so as to bring a unique mix of financial and technological expertise

History of Finalyse

Finalyse in numbers

110 consultants
120 key accounts
€12.5M sales
7 offices

Significant event

Appointment of new partners

Pool of consultants

90

Key accounts

70

Consolidated income

€10,7M

2013

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By providing best practices and cutting edge expertise in all types of risk management puzzles, we empower banks, insurance companies, asset managers and corporates in facing the challenges of an ever-changing economic and regulatory environment. Our customer-centric approach allows flexibility in addressing both practical and technical facets of risk management value chains.

Management

Benoît Leman
Managing Partner
Finalyse Group
Benoît Leman
Managing Partner
Finalyse Group

Managing Partner of Finalyse Group since the MBO of November 2013, Benoît leads the team of Partners and Risk Experts in the daily challenge of developing a growing and dynamic team of professionals, focused on client satisfaction and reliable solutions.

He is in charge of Finalyse strategy and corporate finance. As Chairman of the Partners Board, he steers the development of Finalyse operations in Europe.
Risk professional for more than 20 years, Benoît has developed a unique expertise in the design and implementation of valuation, ALM and risk management systems for top banking and insurance institutions in Europe, bridging the gap between business requirements and complex information systems in a fast moving regulatory environment.

Silvio Santarossa
Partner
Risk Advisory Services
Silvio Santarossa
Partner
Risk Advisory Services

With a strong interest and passion for management, Silvio brings to the management team nearly 20 years of experience and an extensive background in risk, financial and capital management through various positions held in the audit, consulting and bank management worlds.

As a finance and risk professional, he develops in his team conceptual thinking and ability to translate it into pragmatic solutions to deliver tangible value to the client on various topics, such as:  Economic and Regulatory Capital, Stress Testing, Basel 2, 2.5 and Basel 3 (CRD4), Value@Risk,  Earnings@Risk, Credit Risk/IFRS 9, ICAAP, Long term financial planning, Financial modelling and valuation.

Besides managing projects and providing senior level consultancy,  Silvio is in charge of business and commercial development,  recruitment and human capital development.

Marc-Louis Schmitz
Partner
Managed Services
Marc-Louis Schmitz
Partner
Managed Services

As a partner of Finalyse, Marc-Louis participates in creating an environment where people can be themselves and take pleasure to achieve professional and business goals. He guides a team of dedicated experts, who aim to master the pricing and valuation best practices as well as the related complex processes and systems.
 

During his career, he developed in-depth expertise in Valuation and Risk models as well as Front and Middle office systems functionalities  and structures. He has recently  steered the extension of our managed services to regulatory compliance topics.

Apart from managing operations on the daily basis, Marc-Louis is in  charge of the strategy and business development of valuation services department at Finalyse group.

Thomas Gillet
Partner
Risk Advisory Services
Thomas Gillet
Partner
Risk Advisory Services

Thomas has been working with Finalyse for more than 20 years. His passion for people management make him an excellent leader of the Risk Advisory Banking practice of Finalyse group in close collaboration with Silvio Santarossa. 

Thanks to his involvement into recruitment, Finalyse has gathered together diverse and complementary profiles of consultants, eager to embrace professional challenges in the Risk Management field.

Apart from being in charge of quality control of Risk Advisory Banking projects, Thomas also monitors multiple internal processes (career development paths of consultants and annual review among others). In close collaboration with Finalyse experts, he is also in charge of the business and commercial development & recruitment for the Risk Advisory Banking practice, with a focus on ALM, Market Risk, Climate Risk, Reporting Factory & SAS related projects.

Ali Bilge
Partner
Valuation Services
Ali Bilge
Partner
Valuation Services

Ali Bilge is a driving force behind the substantial development of Finalyse Valuation Services' operations and client base. His contribution to Finalyse Valuation Services has been instrumental in its growth and success, making him an essential member of the team.

His journey with Finalyse began in 2008, concurring with the establishment of Finalyse's Valuation Services. Today, Ali leads an amazing team of 20 professionals, and their expertise benefits over 80 clients across Europe. Ali boasts a wealth of experience in the financial industry, having held pivotal roles in major European banks, including positions as Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and Head of Structured Products.

Within Finalyse, he is the go-to expert for the development of managed services around Structured Products and OTC Derivatives.

Yannis Pitaras
Partner
Risk Advisory for Insurance
Yannis Pitaras
Partner
Risk Advisory for Insurance

Yannis Pitaras drives the development of our growing insurance business line which counts 15 experts today.

He joined Finalyse in 2019, bringing in extensive experience in risk management, actuarial modeling, and capital management for insurers. Yannis has acquired in-depth knowledge of the insurance sector through the performance of key roles such as Chief Risk Officer and Head of Actuarial Function. He is a subject matter expert in the fields of Solvency II, Risk Appetite Frameworks, Balance Sheet Valuation including Technical Provisions, and ORSA projection models.

Finalyse team 2023